COVID-19 Dietary & Safety Tips

In preparation for any unforeseen emergency situations, it is essential that patients maintain a proper kidney-friendly diet and nutrition plan that meets their individual needs. It is suggested that all patients maintain a variation of non-perishable renal-friendly supplies to last for a minimum of 2-weeks.

Planning ahead by creating a grocery store list by following the Dialysis Care Center Kidney-Friendly Pantry Food listing below, minimizes the chances of forgetting any necessary supplies and assist in ensuring adherence to meal plans. A Dialysis Care Center Registered Dietitian should be consulted for any concerns or for additional nutritional materials.



Grocery Shopping & Safe Practices

As dialysis patients fall within the high risk category for contracting COVID-19, it is highly recommended that they limit or eliminate exposure to the general public and all public areas, including grocery stores. Designating a member of the family or trusted friend to complete shopping needs should be priority.

All involved should follow proper CDC guidelines while venturing to the store. Remembering to:

  • Disinfect shopping carts with an EPA-registered disinfectant. 
  • Many products recommend: Keeping surface wet for a period of time (review label for manufacturer's instructions)
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Practice social distancing maintaining 6 feet of separation at all times.



Kidney-Friendly Pantry Food List